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1949

USS Cusk Year by Year History

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Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1949

Official USS Cusk publicity photo, 1949

(Photo courtesy of Don Killian)

Cusk in the Mare island dry dock for overhaul

Headed out for sea trials after overhaul, 1949

Harbor pilot can be seen standing on the

bridge, taking the Cusk out past the Golden

Gate Bridge

Coming in under the Golden Gate Bridge enroute to Mare Island Shipyard

SubRonFive - 30 December 1949

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Leaving Mare Island shipyard for sea trials, 1949

(Photo courtesy of unknown)

Publicity photo showing missile hanger

and launch ramp, 1949

Missile launch, 1949

USS Cusk Softball Team, 1949 - 1950

(Photo courtesy of Jack "Sam" Dunnaway)

USS Cusk Crew Picture

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1949:

Last Name First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Aldrich Chadwick J     ENFA(SS) 49 - 51    
Ash Vincent John Bradford MA TM3(SS) 49 - 50 15 February 1974  
Boushley, Jr. Charles "Charlie" Mesa AZ EM2(SS) 48 - 52    
Bell Robert L Clovis CA EMFN(SS) 49 - 52 Date Unknown  
Berry, Jr Fred Thomas     LCDR 49   3rd Captain of the Cusk
Bucknell, III Howard LaJolla CA LT 49 - 52 1 October 1986 Guided Missile Officer
Burgess Charles William     EM1(SS) 49 - 51    
Burke Alfred Irving     HMC(SS) 47 - 51    
Cannady John J     SN(SS) 49 - 51    
Carkeek Norman J Tacoma WA EN3(SS) 49 - 51    
Clark Fred B     CDR 47 - 49   2nd Captain of the Cusk
Cobb Harold N     SN(SS) 49 - 51 1963  Passed shortly after being commissioned
Coffman James P     CS1(SS) 49 - 50    
Comperini Robert Dominic Appleton WI EN3(SS) 49 - 52 1 December 2015  
Cox George E     ET1(SS) 49 - 50 Date Unknown  
Dexter Robert Royal West Topsham VT ENC(SS) 48 - 51 18 December 1991  
Dietrich Kermit H Waconia MN TM3(SS) 49 - 50    
Dobbs Robert I     SA(SS) 49 - 51    
Draper, Jr. Edward Commodore "Ed" Port Orchard WA EN2(SS) 47 - 51 11 August 1994  
Dunaway Jack H "Sam" Hurley NM ET3(SS) 49 - 51    
Farruggia Carl J     FA 49 - 50    
Ferguson William G     SA 49 - 50    
Finlan Harold Joseph     ENC(SS) 47 - 50    
Fraga Frank Zamarron Roanoke TX EMC(SS) 47 - 52 & 61 - 63 5 June 2007 Chief of the Boat on his second tour aboard Cusk
French John Marrion     CSC(SS) 49 - 52 Date Unknown  
Gamer, Jr. Louis E Glastonbury CT SN(SS) 48 - 51    
Gilbert Ted C     FN(SS) 48 - 52    
Girard Lawrence A     RMC(SS) 46 - 49   Plankowner
Graham Herbert William     RM1(SS) 46 - 53 Date Unknown Plankowner
Guarasci Silvio Frank Port Orchard WA TM2(SS) 49 - 52    
Hakin David L Springfield OR RM3(SS) 48 - 51 Date Unknown  
Hamilton, Jr. G W     SA(SS) 49 - 50    
Harlow George Urban Ash Flat AZ SO2(SS) 49 - 53 16 September 2014  
Harris William J     EM2(SS) 49 - 50    
Haycraft Geoffrey David Albuquerque NM ENC(SS) 48 - 49 2 July 1990  
Hoffman Albert Lawrence Hampton VA EN1(SS) 49 - 53 13 July 1991  
Hollenberger Robert Vint Southbridge MA EN1(SS) 48 - 49 2 June 2009  
Holton Donald C Washington NC SO3(SS) 49 - 51    
Hord Paul O     QM1(SS) 47 - 52 Date Unknown  
Hughes John W     QM1(SS) 49 - 50    
Hunt Thomas J     EMFN(SS) 48 - 51    
Kane James R     EM2(SS) 49 - 53 Date Unknown  
Kennedy Robert E San Diego CA EN1(SS) 46 - 50   Plankowner

Maurice J "Dusty" Knight

  Portland OR SA(SS) 48 - 50 1 April 2016 Retired as CWO and then spent 6 years in the Army.
Lehman Leonard Frank     EM3(SS) 49 - 51 15 April 1986  
Leo Leonard Portland OR ETC(SS) 49 - 51 29 July 2011  
Little, IV Tommie M     EN2(SS) 48 - 50    
Mahin Jack Burton Carmichael CA EN1(SS) 46 - 50 2 January 2005 Plankowner
McAninch Frank L     YN1(SS) 49 - 50    
McDowall Robert H Akron OH TM3(SS) 49 - 50    
McHugh Vincent J. Gill MA ET2(SS) 49 - 50    
Merrill, Jr Arthur Q Visalia CA EMFN(SS) 48 - 50 6 January 2015  
Munson William Albany OR EN3(SS) 49 4 March 2016  
Murray, Jr Earl A     SO3(SS) 46 - 52 Date Unknown Plankowner
Newhouse Donald L     SN(SS) 48 - 50    
Nuttleman Fred Vernon Rogers AR TMC(SS) 46 - 49 13 February 2010 Plankowner
O'Neill, Jr William F Baltimore MD YN1(SS) 48 - 50 24 July 1992  
Page, Jr Harold M Tucson AZ QM3(SS) 48 - 50 21 February 2015  
Pence Enoch William     EMC(SS) 49 - 50    
Phoenix David A "Dave" Woodstock CT MM2(SS) 46 - 49   Plankowner, Retired as Captain
Pierce, Jr Thomas Franklin "Tommy"     TM1(SS) 48 - 49 20 April 1978  
Prather Robert E     SN(SS) 48 - 50    
Provancha, Jr Earl W     QM1(SS) 49 - 50    
Quigley Joseph     RM3(SS) 48 - 50 30 March 1998  
Quinlivan, Jr Frank B El Cajon CA TM1(SS) 49 - 53 1 December 2009  
Ragland Paul F     SD2(SS) 48 - 50    
Rawding William Burt "Scottie" Bedford MA SN(SS) 46 - 49   Plankowner
Rives John L     SD3(SS) 49 - 52    
Saldivar Edmund Saldivar Vallejo CA RMC(SS) 49 - 50 2 March 2007  
Sanders Richard William San Diego CA EN1(SS) 47 - 51 31 July 2003  
Sanders W C     EMFN(SS) 49 - 50    
Saunders Paul Golden "Swish" Dunnellon FL GMGC(SS) 46 - 51 Date Unknown Plankowner, Chief of the Boat, One of the most decorated enlisted men in the US Navy
Schroeder Charles Tory     GM1(SS) 49 - 50 8 October 1995  
Schurr Kenneth M     RMSN(SS) 49 - 52    
Schwartz Harold Ray "Hal" Groton CT TM1(SS) 46 - 50 19 February 2006 Plankowner
Senior Harry B Orange Park FL SDC(SS) 46 - 52   Plankowner
Slaughter Harry J     SA(SS) 49 - 50    
Smith Eugene Edgar "Smitty" Vallejo CA EMC(SS) 48 - 52 29 June 1980  
Smith

Leroy Ralph

Long Beach CA TM3(SS) 46 - 51 7 November 2003 Plankowner
Speed Laverne Wright "Vern"     TM1(SS) 49 - 52 11 March 2006 Later commissioned and retired as Lieutenant
Stafford Gordon O San Antonio TX TM3(SS) 48 - 49 28 June 2012  
Stewart Gregory G     SA(SS) 48 - 50    
Sykes Donald T     ET2(SS) 49 - 50    
Thomas Edmond Frank Gainesville TX ENC(SS) 49 - 50 19 October 1999  
Tucker Frederick B     CDR 49 - 51   4th Captain of the Cusk
Turnidge William D "Wild Bill" Bloomington IL FN(SS) 48 - 50 1 December 1993  
Waldeck Robert Martin "Bob" Groton CT EM1(SS) 47 - 50 15 July 2007  
Walker Charles W Marydel MD FC3(SS) 46 - 50 2 June 2010 Plankowner
Webster Douglas Alan     FCC(SS) 47 - 52 5 August 1988  
Weyenberg Richard J "Dick" Kimberly WI FN(SS) 48 - 51 20 September 2003  
White Earl R "Dick" Hesperia CA SN(SS) 49 - 50 2015  
Wilcome Thomas F     SN(SS) 48 - 50    
Wiley Edward James "Jim" Auburn CA SN(SS) 49 - 52  Date Unknown  

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